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HIV/AIDS, pediatric, psychosocial, resource-poor



  1. Govender, Linda BA[Hons]
  2. Rochat, Tamsen MA
  3. Richter, Linda PhD
  4. Rollins, Nigel MD


Pediatric wards in South Africa are largely occupied by children with AIDS-related illnesses. This study uses qualitative inquiry involving focus groups with nurses into the needs of children, caregivers, and healthcare providers. The findings indicate changes to the nature of nursing practice, knowledge of nursing, and ethics of nursing care.